These Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells

These Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells

00   Tiny particles originally created for cancer study might now be used in cancer treatment. Researchers at Cornell University in New York observed the particles dubbed Cornell dots or C-dots. These ultrasmall, fluorescent silica particles have a diameter of only five nanometers. Engineering professor Ulrich Wiesner served as one of the lead researchers for the project. “If you had to design a nanoparticle for killing cancer, this would be exactly the way you would…

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IBM has Created a Chip that Could Detect Cancer Earlier

IBM has Created a Chip that Could Detect Cancer Earlier

00 Researchers from IBM have developed a small chip that could help detect cancer and other diseases through the use of biological particles embed in the technology. These biological particles would separated in nanoscale and could even indicate diseases before any symptom begins to appear. Particles ranging to a minimum of 20 nanometers are used in the chip, which can detect other biological particles such as a patient’s DNA or exosomes. The significance in this chip…

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You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First – Here’s Why

You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First – Here’s Why

00 If you have ridden in a plane during your lifetime, you know the long drawn out safety speech where the flight attendants tell you to always put your mask on before helping others. While you may be thinking this sounds a little selfish, there is a very good reason that you should listen to them. At a cruising altitude of30,000 feet, it takes only seconds to become disoriented and pass out due to lack…

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What Happens to Healthy Lungs After Just One Pack of Cigarettes

What Happens to Healthy Lungs After Just One Pack of Cigarettes

00 Whether you are a smoker or not, you likely understand that smoking is harmful to you. However, do you really know why they say each cigarette you smoke takes 11 minutes off of your life? MEDspiration recently decided to test out the true effects of smoking on a human lung. They set up the lung in a chamber that allowed them to inject smoke from cigarettes and inflate the lungs repeatedly. For the test, the…

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Smartphone Microscope Enables Men to Check Their Sperm Count at Home

Smartphone Microscope Enables Men to Check Their Sperm Count at Home

00 What a time to be alive. You will soon be able to check the health of your spermusing a tiny lens that fits onto your smartphone. The service is already available in Japan, and professor Yoshitomo Kobori from the University of Illinois is hoping to bring it to the rest of the world very soon. Kobori came up with the idea after recognizing how big of an issue infertility is in Japan, and also identifying…

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Scientists Develop Regenerative Fillings from Stem Cells

Scientists Develop Regenerative Fillings from Stem Cells

00 [Image Source: Wikimedia] New research in the field of stem cells has yielded regenerative dental fillings that could keep working after they are put in. This effectively would eliminate the need for root canals as the stem cells encourage dentin growth, which basically means the teeth start healing themselves. A breakthrough in allowing teeth to regenerate is one of the biggest breakthroughs in dental technology ever. Teeth damaged through dental disease or any other…

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Bioengineered Skin With Hair And Glands Now A Thing

Bioengineered Skin With Hair And Glands Now A Thing

00 Scientists in the past have been able to bioengineer a number of different types of tissues in the lab but there are still a large number of obstacles to overcome. Prior to this new breakthrough, skin tissue was not fully functional, meaning it lacked the ability to regulate temperature. The skin tissue that was bioengineered prior to now was composed of epithelial sheets but they lacked oil-secreting and sweat glands, so they were not…

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